Giti Tyres Big Test
 February 2020     VOLVO FM13 540 HA AIR RIDE DAY CAB 8x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - The Traffords Test

When career truck driver Nigel Heke first heard about a dual clutch version of Volvo's slick I-Shift automated manual transmission he was dubious.

Never mind what Volvo said about it being faster, smoother, safer, more fuel efficient…he seriously wondered how the hell it was going to be an improvement on the existing I-Shift – already, he reckons, a "pretty good" gearbox.

But then Mount Maunganui-based McFall Fuel – where Nigel combines driving duties with d...

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